1.18.2008

Wise County: Wicca Friendly


The Wicca-friendly story in the Messenger last weekend sure didn't cause much of a stir. I expected the Mess's offices to be stormed after church but before Sunday lunch.

43 comments:

Jarhead said...

I don't think anyone really cares about Wiccans. It's so far-fetched it's almost comical. Just like the Democratic party.

Anonymous said...

It is comical until you realise these sillies take it seriously and mess their kids minds up with it.

Anonymous said...

Arguing about Wicca would be like participating in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're retarded.

Anonymous said...

Uh, 4:08 any religion messes up a kid's head. They start in on them young when they don't have critical thinking skills to make they own decisions. The best religion is no religion at all.

Anonymous said...

If, in the end, you tend to follow the Golden Rule, I say, who am I to judge?

I also tend to believe in this: "Judge not, lest ye be judged", or something like that, except in jarhead's case. He just needs to shut the hell up or get killed driving 85 in a 70.

I also know that the Jebus believers did not dictate the Golden Rule.

Me? I love's me some Mother Nature. She can be so beautiful on obe day, and so deadly the next. I should know. I live in Gawd's Country. Do any of y'all remember May of 1995?

Cross yer fingers, pray to your Gawd, take prescription medicines, whatever. Just don't belittle the Wiccans. Go Wiccans! Honestly.

Anonymous said...

4:20 - Just yesterday I read that same thing about winning an Internet argument and winning the Special Olympics in a comment on another blog. It was funnier when I read it at the other site then here. I guess you're just not that witty.

Anonymous said...

Just give it time Barry. Every preacher in Wise County will pounce on this one, scream at their congregations and have folks coming to their altars to rededicate their lives........

After feeding them pizza and giving them a rock concert.

It works. Always has. Always will. For the ignorant.

I agree with 4:25 - to a point.......- UNTIL they begin to think for themselves.

Churches don't like that. That means converts have learned to trust Christ, instead of a denomination.

Anonymous said...

It's sad that their view of Christianity is warped. They seemed knowledgeable in the paper, but haven't a clue, really, about Christianity.

Anonymous said...

right on 4:25

Anonymous said...

Are the parents to ashamed to show there faces? So ashamed that they force these young kids into a spot light that will forever change(ruin) their lives?!?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Barry, didn't you mention "Idiocracy" (sp?) once? If not, whatever. I watched about 3/4 of it last night, but fell asleep before the end. That movie right there just about explains all this shiate.

Anonymous said...

6:31 if I had any feelings they'd be hurting now. That little quip is as old as the Special Olympics. So you're only about 40 years behind the times. Now go get your bicycle helmet on and get ready for the softball toss.
PS You mean there are OTHER blogs?

Anonymous said...

6:58, just like most Christians' view of other religions is warped? If you can't take it, don't dish it out.

Anonymous said...

I been wondering why I'm missing a goat. Damn kids.

Newark Times said...

I'm sure the Newark First Baptist Church already has a plan to deal with this "threat".

House of R & R said...

Me too!

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, some Democrats to the left are comical; however, Republicans on the right are comical and downright scarry! Like what happened when the Repulican candidate running against Phil King was questioned about his values after speaking at the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday this week. He was asked where were his values when he attended a Democratic rally. Joe Tison served as Mayor of Weatherford and was asked to introduce the guest speaker. He explained he didn't ask if the speaker was Democrat or Republican. To me, holding such a narrow view of being in the presence of Democrats somehow compromises ones' values is beyond being comical; even though I laugh at it. Expressing those views in a public meeting where Democrats pay membership dues to the organization is far-fetched and should have drawn a out of order from the Chamber leader.

Wiccans in Wise County have a better chance of getting press than the out of order question/comment made at the meeting.

Next month, I will find some friends to join for lunch on meeting day.

Anonymous said...

6:31 You're trying to instigate an argument on the internet. By your own pithy observation that qualifies you as retarded.

Anonymous said...

8:47, Good luck in your search for freinds.

Jarhead said...

8:47,

I noticed your post was addressed to me and I tried to read it but couldn't make it through the third sentence. Sorry. It was that boring.

Lighten up, Francis.

Jarhead said...

6:05:

It was 85 in a 60, not 85 in a 70. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, I think you started this off with a boring, stupid remark about the Democratic Party. Gave someone you think is Francis a way to run down the rabbit trail you started.

Comparing Wiccans and a political party as being comical explains your username. I see this mason jar with a lid on top with nothing inside.

And that is boring.

Anonymous said...

1:02, OH snappy nap nap!

Jarhead said...

1:02:

Just shaking my head...

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

6:31 who do you have close to you that's wiccan? You know it's true, come on. Are you a guy that thinks he's in love with some nutball or a female cuckoo out there casting spells on your enemies?

Anonymous said...

Wonder as they grow if they will approach a school for a room to meet in? Bridgeport and Paradise allowed this.

I wonder if there are "exclusion" clauses excempting some groups from meeting in schools.

Anybody know?

Anonymous said...

I really think this is a reason to be concerned the Bible says any witch craft is of the devil even though they say they don't worship him they still believe in witchcraft.And this man seems to have a warped mind about christians I go to a Fundamental Bible believing church and not one time have I heard if I do something wrong Iam going to hell.Where did he get that. He needs to keep reading his Bible.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget, in America you have freedom of religion, as long as your religion is something Wise Countians agree with.

Anonymous said...

I hate Wiccans! - The Devil

Anonymous said...

4:14 Why letting church start ups at the High Schools was a very, very bad idea is the Wicca group can make the same request.

And can they rally around the flag pole or their witches pot at school?

And for all those who want prayer back in public schools, the Wicca worshipers can have their time.

Getting this started among the young people in Wise County is not good and in my opinion, the Messenger has proven over and over to be nothing more than a Rag to run the story.

Shame on them. Shame on Jarhead for not caring.

Anonymous said...

I once had two jehovah's witness ladies come to my parents door when I was a teen. My dad made me answer it so I told them we were satanist. Never ahd Jehovah's witness' come back to that door.

wordkyle said...

jar, I got the reference, even if the chicom-lovin' libdems didn't.

We been kickin' ass for 200 years. We're 10-1. [Update: 12-1]

Anonymous said...

I heard TxSharon was their fire Goddess.

Anonymous said...

4:14 - I think it is a bad idea for schools to let churches meet there too, but Bridgeport ISD opened that can of worms. Now they can live with it when the Wiccans make application.

It'll happen.

The Satanists will be next.

Anonymous said...

Do all Jehovahs Witnesseses have outdated hairstyles and wear alot of polyester or just the ones who come to my house?

postal carrier with a gun said...

The money saving answer is to just give the mail to the Jehovah's Witnesses...they're going to stop at every house anyway.

ron paul jones said...

wordbyle, are you actually counting Iraq as a victory (12-1)? Is that just because George stood under the "Mission Accomplished" banner some 3 years ago?

I suggest that you and jarhead go post to each other, or tap shoes, or whatever it is republican nut-jobs like to do with each other.

Anonymous said...

Look the kids in the photo are turning.....green!

Anonymous said...

4:25 - I disagree with you that religion messes up a kid's head. It is in the way it is presented. If they are given sound Biblical principles from their childhood and a reverence for a creative and loving God, a solid faith can be established in a child's life - for a lifetime.

But these churches that lure kids in with food, theatre productions, magic shows and rock concerts - well, maybe they will come back, but my guess it will be more for the fun than the faith.

wordkyle said...

rpj -- Yes, Iraq is a victory. You can tell because the Democrats are not using the Iraq war as a campaign issue and it's not on the front page of the New York Times.

Democrats only win when America loses. Can they count on your vote?

Of course, humorless, clueless, chicom-bribe taking, take-your-neighbor's-paycheck libdems hate America first anyway.

Not that you feel that way. I'm just saying.

Anonymous said...

3:44, 4:08 and others, it seems that for a Christian to think that Wiccan beliefs are "silly" and "far fetched" is the pot calling the kettle black. Should we start with the invisible man in the sky? Or the red devil that lives inside the earth's lava? How about the biblical principle that one should get a good price when selling his sister into slavery? Or that whole thing about Mary being impregnated by God when she was about 14 years old. Maybe God should register as a S.O.

Anonymous said...

Just in case you think this is not big in our area, there is a "Spiral Scouts" circle in Wise County... said to be equivalent to Boy & Girl Scouts, Campfire, etc. I was at a Decatur restaurant where they took over the entire dining room to organize. Here's a weblink for more info: http://www.spiralscouts.org/node/244.
You can check out their beliefs and activities at the same site. Their are also groups in many nearby counties, and the 'Tribal Coordinator' for Texas is from Springtown.
This scouting group was founded by a Wiccan church and of course, Christians are welcome to join.

Anonymous said...

Now 4:59, don't go asking them ol' hard questions. That type of stuff is referring to something else that we do not understand, and are not supposed to.